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Sunday Cable Ratings: 'BET Awards' + 'True Blood', European Football, 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', 'Real Housewives of NJ' & More

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July 3rd, 2012

The BET Awards was Sunday's number one cable program, with a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. True Blood came in second, with a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week

We only receive the top 100 cable shows for adults 25-54 for the whole day from our principal source. If you don’t see an original episode of a show here, it’s because it wasn’t in the top 100.

The list below is long but you can use your browsers "find on page" feature (usually CTRL+F or CMD+F) to search - that's probably the easiest way to find Falling Skies.

UPDATED: Tons more weekend ratings data below the table. Thanks to commenter Nick!

Selected Sunday cable ratings: (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Show Net Time Viewership (million, Live+SD) Adults 18-49 rating (Live+SD)
BET AWARDS SHOW BET 8:00 PM 7.421 3.2
True Blood HBOM 9:03 PM 4.541 2.6
BREAK HBOM 9:58 PM 3.712 2.1
BREAK HBOM 9:00 PM 3.542 1.9
EUROPEAN CHAMP FOOTBALL L ESPN 2:29 PM 4.068 1.8
BET AWARDS 12 AFTERPARTY BET 11:41 PM 3.616 1.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 2.673 1.4
FALLING SKIES TNT 9:00 PM 3.387 1.2
BET AWARDS 12 PRE-SHOW BET 6:00 PM 2.467 1.1
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRVO 10:00 PM 2.284 1.1
Army Wives LIF 10:00 PM 3.021 0.9
Family Guy ADSM 11:00 PM 2.038 0.8
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:00 PM 1.809 0.8
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 2.433 0.8
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 1.715 0.8
SUNDAY BEST 5 SNEAK BET 12:41 AM 1.653 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 8:30 PM 2.462 0.7
Ice Road Truckers HIST 9:00 PM 2.744 0.7
NEWSROOM, THE HBOM 10:01 PM 1.676 0.7
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1.824 0.7
SpongeBob NICK 10:30 AM 2.923 0.7
NCIS USA 4:00 PM 2.566 0.7
NCIS USA 5:00 PM 2.794 0.7
Time Machine HIST 7:00 PM 2.131 0.7
Good Luck Charlie DSNY 8:00 PM 4.049 0.7
Family Guy ADSM 10:30 PM 1.759 0.7
VERY FUNNY NEWS TBSC 8:00 PM 2.083 0.7
MRS. EASTWOOD & COMPANY ENT 10:00 PM 1.193 0.7
Pawn Stars HIST 8:00 PM 2.179 0.7
NCIS USA 3:00 PM 2.609 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 10:00 AM 2.858 0.6
Shake It Up DSNY 8:30 PM 3.735 0.6
Time Machine HIST 7:30 PM 2.223 0.6
GREAT ESCAPE, THE TNT 10:00 PM 1.410 0.6
Drop Dead Diva LIF 9:00 PM 1.866 0.6
EUROPEAN CHAMP UPDATES  L ESPN 2:00 PM 1.349 0.6
NCIS USA 6:00 PM 2.773 0.6
NCIS USA 11:00 PM 2.333 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 12:31 AM 1.481 0.6
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:00 AM 2.487 0.6
NCIS USA 10:00 PM 2.491 0.6
Pawn Stars HIST 6:30 PM 1.617 0.6
SpongeBob NICK 9:30 AM 2.497 0.6
SHARK WRANGLERS HIST 10:01 PM 1.476 0.6
NCIS USA 9:00 PM 2.711 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 7:00 PM 1.438 0.5
Reed Between The Lines BET 1:41 AM 1.227 0.5
FAIRLY ODD PARENTS NICK 11:30 AM 2.212 0.5
X-GAMES               L ESPN 5:08 PM 1.045 0.5
NCIS USA 2:00 PM 2.263 0.5
GLADES, THE AEN 9:00 PM 2.505 0.5
LONGMIRE AEN 10:00 PM 3.266 0.5
NCIS USA 7:00 PM 2.954 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 1:00 PM 1.219 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 12:02 AM 1.308 0.5
BREAK HBOM 10:57 PM 1.237 0.5
Storage Hunters TRU 10:00 PM 1.544 0.5
PAWN STARS HIST 12:01 AM 1.365 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FAM 9:30 PM 1.350 0.5
CUPCAKE WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1.439 0.5
TNT SUNDAY MOVIES TNT 3:00 PM 1.367 0.5
FRIENDS NAN 11:31 PM 1.375 0.5
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1.118 0.5
BREAK HBOM 8:56 PM 0.924 0.5
NCIS USA 8:00 PM 2.905 0.5
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 9:00 PM 1.231 0.5
HISTORY SUNDAY HIST 11:01 PM 1.255 0.5
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1.524 0.5
TABOO NGC 10:00 PM 0.788 0.5
BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 3:30 PM 1.244 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:05 PM 1.217 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 1.244 0.4
WEEDS S8 SHO1 10:00 PM 0.805 0.4
Swamp People HIST 12:00 PM 1.262 0.4
Swamp People HIST 1:00 PM 1.358 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1.408 0.4
PAWN STARS HIST 6:00 PM 1.366 0.4
MBFAGW: THE AFTERMATH TLC 10:00 PM 1.148 0.4
American Restoration HIST 5:00 PM 1.362 0.4
True Blood HBOM 11:02 PM 0.908 0.4
CALL OF WILDMAN: MORE LIV APL 10:30 PM 1.101 0.4
TBS SUNDAY MORNING MOVIE TBSC 11:00 AM 1.007 0.4
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT        L ESPN 7:58 PM 1.482 0.4
Hardcore Pawn TRU 8:30 PM 1.225 0.4
Swamp People HIST 2:00 PM 1.349 0.4
Storage Hunters TRU 10:30 PM 1.231 0.4
SYFY MOVIE SYFY 7:00 PM 1.050 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1.330 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 7:00 PM 1.316 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 7:00 AM 1.220 0.4
10 THINGS MAKE ME HAPPY BRVO 11:00 PM 0.978 0.4
NCIS USA 1:00 PM 1.750 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 10:00 PM 1.140 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 8:00 PM 1.573 0.4
American Restoration HIST 5:30 PM 1.319 0.4
Criminal Minds AEN 6:00 PM 1.112 0.4
CALL OF THE WILDMAN APL 8:00 PM 1.116 0.3
CHEF WANTED FOOD 10:00 PM 1.171 0.3
American Restoration HIST 4:00 PM 1.134 0.3
LONGMIRE AEN 11:01 PM 1.245 0.3

 

Episodes (SHO)
-10:30 PM: 0.486 million viewers, 0.23 A18-49

The Newsroom (HBO)
-12:02 AM: 0.459 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49

Falling Skies (TNT)
-11 PM: 0.904 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49

The Great Escape (TNT)
-12 AM: 0.628 million viewers, 0.29 A18-49

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim)
-12 AM: 1.068 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chaper (OWN)
-8 PM: 0.390 million viewers, 0.13 A18-49
-9 PM: 0.216 million viewers, 0.07 A18-49

Mob Wives: Chicago (VH1)
-8 PM: 0.419 million viewers, 0.21 A18-49

Bobby Flay’s BBQ Addiction (Food Network)
-11 AM: 0.731 million viewers, 0.20 A18-49 (#2 in viewers and demo in the AM)

Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
-9 PM: 2.770 million viewers, 0.39 A18-49
-9:30 PM: 2.629 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49
-10 PM: 2.773 million viewers, 0.38 A18-49

Major League Soccer(ESPN2)
-10 PM: 0.320 million viewers, 0.14 A18-49

Lab Rats (Disney Channel)
-7 PM: 1.809 million viewers, 0.24 A18-49

Let It Shine (Disney Channel)
-7:30 PM: 2.540 million viewers, 0.41 A18-49

Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
-9:25 PM: 2.710 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

 

Saturday:

Wimbledon (ESPN)
-8 AM: 1.165 million viewers, 0.34 A18-49

Victorious (Nickelodeon)
-8 PM: 3.840 million viewers, 0.68 A18-49

How To Rock (Nickelodeon)
-8:30 PM: 2.833 million viewers, 0.51 A18-49

Bigfoot (Syfy)
-9 PM: 1.735 million viewers, 0.44 A18-49

Fugitive At 17 (Lifetime)
-8 PM: 1.164 million viewers, 0.32 A18-49

My Big Redneck Vacation (CMT)
-9 PM: 0.727 million viewers, 0.35 A18-49

Redneck Island (CMT)
-10 PM: 0.596 million viewers, 0.30 A18-49

WWE AM Raw (USA)
-2 AM: 0.523 million viewers, 0.18 A18-49

Sandwich King (Food Network)
-7:30 AM: 0.237 milllion viewers, 0.07 A18-49

Super Soul Sunday (OWN)
-10 AM: 0.160 million viewers, 0.04 A18-49
-11 AM: 0.117 million viewers, 0.02 A18-49

Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
-10 PM: 0.170 million viewers, 0.06 A18-49

 

 

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • scifi

    Well, ok. Next week is the deadline.

  • Nadine

    @JustTunedIn
    I guess if one is OK with using Live + SD, then that is not really much different to use encore presentation if it is within the Live + SD time frame.
    But it is different, really, because advertisers probably pays per broadcast for their ads. So they need to figure the ad price based on the number of heads they’re reaching for each broadcast. The recorded re-viewings are of the same broadcast with the same ads, so they can count, at least on some leve. After all, ratings are for ad rates. It’s ok to compare all broadcasts of a show in one day–but then you should do this kind of summing up for all the shows and compare them. And I don’t think FS would win if they did that (but seriously, I don’t know.) So it’s real hokey, yeah.

  • Nadine

    @Holly
    Furthermore, I’m positive there are legal privacy issues. It’s nobody’s business what TV shows I watch. It’s already a zippy topic for computers, but for those, I can choose to distance myself from sites like Facebook, which track my habits — or any sites that track my viewing habits. But you get no choice if Big Brother is installed in your digital cable box. The Nielsen viewers have all given informed consent for being monitored. So I would vigorously oppose such a measure, and I think the law would support me.

  • Holly

    @Nadine,

    Absolutely, privacy is a huge issue.

  • The End

    @Nadine

    A way to avoid that would be to give people the choice if they want to be involved in the ratings process but at the very most track the number of people viewing a program at any given time.

    I don’t think people would mind if their viewing habits wern’t tracked but were only counted as a unique viewer when watching a specific show.

    Granted a simplistic system that only tracks viewers would mean a radical overhaul of advertising on TV in general.

    Which to me suggests an opt in system that tracks detailed info like age and what not should be optional and factored into any new system that gets developed.

  • Ayranci

    Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
    -9:25 PM: 2.710 million viewers, 0.37 A18-49

    These rating belongs to Saturday Ratings. CHANGE!!!

  • SF

    I watched Big Foot on SyFy. Crazy B-flick!! Keep ‘em coming!! Lol!

  • Nadine

    @The End
    Yeah but here’s the thing: there’s no statistical correlation (that’s of any use to anyone) between opting out of being monitored and taste in TV watching. There’s no accounting for them nor is it easy to figure out what shows (& ads!) they’re watching. 60-years olds and 25-year olds would choose to opt out–apart from all the other factors they use. Even if the percentage of the population opting out were only 20%, that’s quite significant. And since unquestionably such data would be sold to advertisers, once this is known the percentage opting out would be higher than that. Lack of faith in statistical methods may be somewhat naive. I think you get more accurate monitoring the way they do it than with only a random portion of the population participating. In the end, they’d probably use a SAMPLE of those agreeing to be monitored, in order to offset the randomness of those excluded.

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